Game Day Blog - Wild @ Sharks - 12/6/2011

Tuesday, 12.6.2011 / 10:07 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Wild @ Sharks - 12\/6\/2011

Former Jr. Shark and Bay Area native Casey Wellman will play his first game in San Jose on Tuesday night against Marc-Edouard Vlasic and the San Jose Sharks.

With the Sharks and the Wild set to face each other on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

DOUGLAS MURRAY OUT
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that defenseman Douglas Murray will not be available tonight, and that goaltender Antti Niemi will be in net.
[ SharksTV ]

BRAUN RECALLED
Sharks GM Doug Wilson announced Tuesday that the club has recalled defenseman Justin Braun from the Worcester Sharks. Braun will fill in for Murray on a defensive corps looking to imrpove on a less-than-stellar performance on Saturday night.
SJSHARKS.com ]

WELLMAN'S BAY AREA DEBUT
Wild beat writer Michael Russo with a great feature on Bay Area native Casey Wellman. The former Jr. Shark has deep Bay Area sports roots, starting with his father Brad Wellman, a former professional baseball player who made his MLB debut as a member of the San Francisco Giants in 1982. Ironically, Wellman was a college teammate of Sharks defenseman Justin Braun.
Star Tribune ]

HARDING STARTS
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting that Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding will get the start in net for the Wild. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS TAKE ON REALIGNMENT
Mercury News writer Mark Emmons fills in for David Pollak, reporting on McLellan's thoughts on the new NHL realignment planned to be in place for the 2012-13 season.
Working the Corners ]

WILD LOOKING TO STAY TOP OF THE LEAGUE
Heading into Tuesday night's action, nobody in the League has amassed as many points as the Wild. The Sharks will look for a similar effort as the one they had on Nov. 10, a 3-1 Sharks victory over the Wild at HP Pavilion. NHL.com's Brian Hunter preview's the matchup.
[ NHL.com ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with left wing Jamie McGinn about his recent offensive output.
[ SharksTV ]

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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